Gauteng’s Transportation Department and the Joburg Roads Agency (JRA) have ended their relationship, in which the JRA had designed, installed, repaired and maintained traffic signals on behalf of the provincial authority.
According to Joburg Transport MMC Funzi Ngobeni, the parties were unable to reach consensus on extending the service level agreements.
The agreement would have resulted in the JRA continuing to repair and maintain 231 signaled intersections on provincial roads in the city of Johannesburg.
Gauteng Public Transport and Road Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo expressed concern that the JRA does not have its tax affairs in order, a dispute that is going through court proceedings.
Olebogeng Molatlhwa, spokesman for Ngobeni, says: “Effective April 1, 2022, the JRA has started to only take care of the 1,992 signaled intersections under its jurisdiction, while the provincial authority will take care of queries related to their traffic lights. MMC Ngobeni reiterates that this decision was not easy but was necessary for transparency.”
The following video is a report on road improvement partnerships:
Gauteng Transport and JRA part ways – SABC News
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